comicality


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com·i·cal

 (kŏm′ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Provoking mirth or amusement; funny.
2. Of or relating to comedy.

com′i·cal′i·ty (-kăl′ĭ-tē), com′i·cal·ness n.
com′i·cal·ly adv.
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Noun1.comicality - the quality of being comical
humor, humour - the quality of being funny; "I fail to see the humor in it"
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comicality

noun
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His hunting was always successful; he was ever ready to render any assistance in the camp or on the march; while his jokes, his antics, and the very cut of his countenance, so full of whim and comicality, kept every one in good-humor.
The unexpectedness of his presence, the grotesqueness of his appearance in a gathered smockfrock, such as was now worn only by the most old-fashioned of the labourers, had a ghastly comicality that chilled her as to its bearing.
The greatest portion, however -- those especially who belabor the populace with clubs -- are the principal courtiers of the palace, executing as in duty bound, some laudable comicality of the king's.
'He has the richest humour!' cried Brass, shutting the door behind him; 'the most amazing vein of comicality! But isn't it rather injudicious, sir--?'
Will Ladislaw's sense of the ludicrous lit up his features very agreeably: it was the pure enjoyment of comicality, and had no mixture of sneering and self-exaltation.
He followed his summoner with increasing doubt, which was not dispelled by a solemn comicality in the scene of the study.
The ceremony was effective up to a certain point, and would have been wholly so throughout, if Miss Rugg, as she raised her glass to her lips in completion of it, had not happened to look at Young John; when she was again so overcome by the contemptible comicality of his disinterestedness as to splutter some ambrosial drops of rum and water around, and withdraw in confusion.
Many a time had that kind creature got up, and gone out to Mrs Sprodgkin (such was the disciple's name), suppressing a strong sense of her comicality by his strong sense of duty, and perfectly knowing that nothing but a cold would come of it.
Skimpole, his genial face irradiated by the comicality of this idea, "what am I to do?
More important, in the kind of grim political atmosphere that exists in the country, human interest stories based on autoschediastic outpourings serve to inject a bit of comicality, which doesn't take away from his or her station in life, even if the 'station' is not necessarily very noble.
There is a surreal comicality about the whole thing.
As an 1877 reviewer put it, "There are sweet sounds for your ears, pretty pictures for your eyes, and no end of comicality to make exactions upon your risible faculties."